The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) have unanimously described the gesture of the Ogun State Government on the payment of new minimum wage to workers in the state, as a development that will boost workers’ morale and enhance their productivity.
The Acting Chairman, TUC, Comrade Akeem Lasisi and the Chairman, JNC, Comrade Olanrewaju Folorunso who made this remark while featuring on a TV programme in Abeokuta, commended government for demonstrating a high sense of commitment, which shows that the labour and government were partners in progress.
They assured that workers would continue to do their best at implementing government policies and programmes, adding that Labour Unions would not relent in its effort to ensure that the workforce remained committed to the development of the State.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments and Training, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo said the payment was a thing of joy to workers, adding that they, in turn, would justify their pay through hard work for effective service delivery.
She urged workers not to breach the trust reposed in them, but give back to the government in an impressive manner by being more dedicated, proactive and committed to duty.
Contributing, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Service Matters, Office of the Head of Service, Mr. Dahunsi Ogunleye appreciated government for the exceptional goodwill and motivation displayed during the various negotiations, which made the payment a reality, assuring that better service delivery would be witnessed in the Civil Service.
Ogunleye also commended government for its depth of creative thinking and futuristic approach through the creation of 5,000 jobs for the youths in the wake of the payment of the new minimum wage, pledging that the present administration would enjoy maximum cooperation of the workforce for the growth and progress of the State.
“Creation of 5,000 jobs for the youths at this time is an opportunity for growth and progress of the State by Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration which shows the depth of creative thinking and future mind of the Governor. Therefore, the people should have absolute trust and faith in the government for upward movement of the State”, Ogunleye said.